Laurentian University Board of Governors announce new appointments

Laurentian University Board of Governors announce new appointments

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 2018330 Views

The Laurentian University Board of Governors welcomes two new members, Kathy Dokis and Maxim Jean-Louis. The Board of Governors confirmed their appointments at its meeting on February 22, 2018, for three-year terms.

“Kathy and Maxim offer tremendous knowledge and experience as it relates to Indigenous and Francophone communities, relationships and cultures. We are happy to have them join the Laurentian Board of Governors as the University aspires to be a leader in the reconciliation process and a catalyst for promoting vibrant Francophone cultures as stated in our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan,” said Jennifer Witty, Chair of Laurentian University’s Board of Governors.

Kathy Dokis is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Dokis First Nation. She has worked for the Rainbow District School Board since 1993 as a teacher and Principal. Since 2007, Kathy has been responsible for the implementation of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Policy Framework (K-12) within the school board. Kathy’s work in Indigenous education has been recognized by her Native Education Person of Distinction Award from Laurentian University.

Maxim Jean-Louis is Chief Executive Officer at Contact North. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and of Renewed Computer Technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sudbury Art Gallery and former board member of Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), the Executive Committee of the International Council for Open and Distance Education and former Chair of the World University Service of Canada and the Optical Regional Advanced Network of Ontario (ORION). Jean-Louis is also a past member of Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board and of the Advisory Committee on French Language Postsecondary Education in Central-Southwestern Ontario.


Laurentian University, located on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research in order to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues


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